Thursday, 15 June 2017

A Favorite Acadian Dish Served in Acadian Communities on Cape Breton Island



                                                        One of the Best French Meat Pie

Ingredients:
lb ground beef
8 ounces ground pork
1⁄2cup onion, finely chopped
1⁄2cup water
2 large potatoes, peeled, cut into quarters
1⁄2teaspoon salt
1⁄4teaspoon allspice
1⁄4teaspoon ground cloves
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
1 double crust pie crust

Directions:
Combine beef, pork, onion and water in a medium saucepan and mix well.
Cook, covered, over low heat until the ground beef and pork are cooked through, stirring occasionally.
Boil the potatoes in water to cover in a small saucepan until tender; drain
Add to the meat mixture.
Add the salt, allspice, cloves and pepper and mix well; remove from heat.
Mash the mixture with a potato masher.
Roll the pastry into two 11-inch circles on a lightly floured surface.
Fit 1 pastry into a 9-inch pie plate.
Fill with the meat mixture.
Cover with the remaining pastry, fluting the edge and cutting several vents.
Bake at 450′ for 20 minutes or the crust is golden brown.


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The face of the Historic Village of St. Peter's Continues to Change, St. Peter's Canal Bridge Schedule to Open This Week.


The face of St. Peter's continues to change and although the old St. Peter's bridge has been in our history for a long time, it is time to move on. I read this item this afternoon, and so I am passing it along.
St. Peters Canal Bridge - swinging into summer!
As of June 15, the new St. Peters Canal Swing Bridge will be operational to all sail boats and cars. The grand opening will be later this year once the landscaping and Mi'kmaq interpretative and commemorative panels are installed.

I for one will not miss the long waits for traffic line ups, just do to the heavy traffic passing through our busy little Village, over our one lane bridge. Now with the two lanes, we will only have waits when ships are coming through the canal,

and then it is nice to sit and watch the boats sail through. Progress is good at times. just thinking out loud!





Saturday, 10 June 2017

Dundee Resort & Golf Club Celebrates New Ownership!!!


On June 1, the Dundee Resort and Golf Club’s long-time owner Scott MacAulay passed the keys to new owner, Sonny Grewal.
"We have been looking for an opportunity such as this for some time and thought Dundee would be the perfect fit," says Grewal, who has recently relocated from Texas and has dual citizenship. He and his business partner, brother Sumer are excited with their new investment.
As the demand for Cape Breton accommodations continues to grow, Dundee Resort and Golf Club has a renewed focus on becoming a true destination resort. Grewal has great plans for the property and construction work has already begun.
"We are positioning ourselves to provide a comprehensive vacation experience for guests. This means upgrades to the resort and golf course overall, as well as providing complimentary recreation activities for guest of all ages, delicious food and weekend entertainment," says Grewal.
An investment in the Dundee Resort and Golf Club is an investment in the future of the Strait Area as a tourism destination. Grewal plans to make Dundee a seasonal home and is excited to meet members of the community.

Friday, 9 June 2017

The Free Outdoor Granville Green Concert Series will Start Up in Port Hawkesbury on July 2nd.

Granville Green Free Outdoor Concert


For those who love great music, one of the highlights of the Summer Season in Cape Breton is the Free Granville Green Outdoor Concerts which take place at Granville Green in Port Hawkesbury during July and August. Well the schedule is now out and here is a peek at who will be performing this summer.

Schedule for the Free Outdoor Granville Green Concert Series in Port Hawkesbury From Sunday July 2 to Sunday August 6th. at 7pm.

July 2nd – The Barra MacNeils with Special guests- Nuallan, Sarah MacInnes and Change of Step.

July 9th. – Joshua Hyslop and special guest Mike Bochoff Band

July 16th.- The Good Lovelies and special guest Ashley MacIsaac  and Fiddlers Four.

July 23rd.- Hillsburn and special guest Jordon Musycsyn.

July 30th. – Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers and special guest Villages.

August 6th.- The Once and special guest Devarrow

Come Celebrate Father's Day in St. Peter's at Louie's Cosy Corner Restaurant on June 18th.

Father's Day at Louie's Cosy Corner Sun. 18 Jun, 2017 11:00 am
Louie's Cosy Corner Restaurant in St. Peter's

Canada Day 150 Celebrations to Include Outdoor Music Festival at the Groundswell in D'Escousse

The Groundswell in D'Escousse
If you are looking for something fun to do this Canada Day with friends and family, come to the Outdoor Music Festival at the Groundswell in D'Escousse, on July 1st. and make the 150th Canada Day one to remember!
Events include:
12pm – 1am
FEATURES
Beer Garden
All Day Music From The Deck
7 + Local Bands/Musicians
Strait Area Transit Shuttles
$5.00 All Day Entry
Prizes For Best Dressed Canadian Spirit
Kids Face Painting
Outdoor BBQ
Craft Beer
 
MUSICIANS

Small Kitchen Chaos (Eclectic 2-Piece)
Rene Fougere
Jon Hines
Brett Pierce
Trevor Bonin
Echo (3 Piece String Band!)
False Flag Time Machine (Rocky’s Funk Reggae Fusion Band)
** FREE FOR ALL JAM FEST **

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Don't miss Richmond County's Signature Event The SeaSide Lobsterfest July 9 to 16th.

The Seaside Lobsterfest, July 9 to 16th. 2017

Schedule

Sunday, July 9th

Opening Ceremonies @ St. Peters Marina 2pm

Come join us while we kick of Lobsterfest 2017.

We’ll have Irish Dancing, bag piping, and aboriginal dancers so come on down and get trapped in St. Peters.

Evening Gig

with Roger Stone, Cyril MacPhee, & Doug Sampson 7pm

@ St. Peter’s Lions Hall

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and memories with half of Brakin’ Tradition. Tickets will go quickly for this even so don’t miss out.

$20 – Cash bar available

Monday July 10th

Lobster Dinner @ Lobster's R Us
with entertainment TBA
Dinner Starts at 5pm and includes Fresh Lobster caught right in Little Harbour, Salads, Dessert, & Tea or Coffee $37 per person

Cash bar will be available.
Ham Dinners available upon request. Advanced Ticket Required.


Tuesday, July 11th

Lobsterfest Foodie Tour
Try something new or reconnect with an old favorite while you tour local restaurants. 4 Stops, 4 Amazing Course, Unlimited Fun.
$40 per person Pre-booking required Call 902 631 1843

Wednesday, July 12th
Afternoon Tea 2pm
at Louie's Cosy Corner
Biscutes, Jam, & Tea or Coffee

Entertainment by Jadion Seymour

2 to 4pm


Thursday, July 13th

Lobsterfest Cookoff Challenge
@ St. Peter's Lion's Hall - 3pm
Watch St. Peters’ Finest complete in a Lobster Cooking Competition for bragging rights and the Famous Bronze Cracker award

Chowder Dinner
@ St. Peter's Lion's Hall – 4pm
Entertainment by: Kenny Pettipas
$15 per person includes biscuit, dessert, tea, & coffee.

Trivia @ Macbouch
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Prizes
8pm
To Register call 902 631 1843 $40 per team

Friday, July 14th

Lobsterfest Beach Party

@ Battery Park 5pm-9pm

Bring your guitar, your appetite, and your dancing shoes for a jam session at the beach. Lobster and corn will be available to be boiled and a beer tent for the grown-ups.

Saturday, July 15th
Ball Tournament _ Sat & Sun
@ L’ardoise Field
$250 per team – 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Prizes
 Call Charlie Martell to register

Afternoon Fun
 @ St. Peter's Lion's Hall - 10am-2pm
Farmer's Market, Kids Activities, & Music

Jesus Murphy $15
@ L'ardoise Community Centre – 9pm-1am
with Fireworks at Dusk

WEEK LONG ACTIVITIES
LOBSTER FISHING EXPERIENCE

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

@ ST. PETERS CANAL

9AM – 2PM
EVER WONDERING HOW LOBSTER GETS FROM THE OCEAN TO YOUR PLATE? LET CAPTAIN SCOTT TAKE YOU OUT AND SHOW YOU THE ROPES. BOATS LEAVE EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR AND LOBSTER WILL BE SOLD ON SHORE WITH COOKING DEMOS AVAILABLE. NOT A BOAT PERSON? SMELT FISHING KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE WITH DEMONSTRATIONS ON HOW YOU COULD CATCH YOUR DINNER.

LOBSTER’S R US TOURS

 MONDAY TO FRIDAY @ TOURS START EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR STARTING AT 9AM AND ENDING AT 12PM.

LOBSTERS R US, ONE OF THE MOST STATE OF THE ART MARINE PROCESSING FACILITIES IN ATLANTIC CANADA. LEARN ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO HAVE A HOLDING CAPACITY OF 1,000,000 TONS OF LIVE LOBSTERS WHILE STILL BEING THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT PROCESSERS IN ATLANTIC CANADA.


PAINT THE TOWN RED

TO GET IN THE MOOD FOR SEASIDE LOBSTERFEST, WE’RE ASKING THE PEOPLE OF ST. PETER’S, L’ARDOISE, RIVER BOURGEOIS, & CHAPEL ISLAND TO DECORATE THEIR FRONT LAWNS AND STORE FRONTS. FIRST PLACE PRIZES WILL BE AWARD TO THE BEST BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE DISPLAYS. DISPLAYS SHOULD BE UP BY JULY 3RD.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Come to Richmond County, N.S. For a Tourism Season Filled With Amazing Events & Festivals, You Will Not Be Disappointed!!!!



Seaside Lobsterfest in St. Peter's
Hi everyone, you will want to mark these important festivals and events on your calendar. You will not want to miss any of these spectacular festivals and events which are scheduled to take place this summer. And remember that the Music Camp on the Canal starts this weekend with an amazing All Star Concert scheduled for Saturday evening, so get your tickets for that before they are all gone.
Signature Events:
Lobters R’ Us Seaside Lobsterfest, July 9-16, serving up everything seafood.
Annual Pow Wow, July 21-23, authentic Mi’kmaq culture.
July 27-30, L’Ardoise Acadian Festival celebrates our Acadian culture.
August 4-6, Experience the pageantry of the Tall Ships Regatta.
August 6, Swim the Canal provides that once in a lifetime experience. Swim the historic St. Peter’s Canal (800 mtr) right into the open Atlantic Ocean.
September 15-17, Pirate Days explores the lighter side of our darker past. Pirate themed like no other. Hunt for treasure. A haven for the pirate in us all.
October, Celtic Colours International Festival, in celebrates
North America’s only living Celtic culture. KitchenRackets jam sessions after the evening concerts.
Festivals:
June 2-4, Music Camp on the Canal St. Peter’s
June 17-18 Potlotek Fishing Derby Chapel Island
The Concerts by the Sea rotate weekly between LeNoir Landing in Arichat and the St. Peter’s Lions Marina in St. Peter’s during July and August, these are the free outdoor concerts.
There are also the Sunday Concerts in Port Hawkesbury at the Granville Green, these are also free outdoor concerts, and held during July and August.
July 1st Canada 150 Birthday Celebrations, celebrated in most of the communities around Richmond.
The Strawberry Festival on July 9th at the St. Georges Community Hall in St. Georges Channel.
July 09 – The Strawberry Festival in Johnstown.
July 9-16 Lobster R’ Us Seaside Lobsterfest in St. Peter’s, with lots of events taking place for the whole family.
July 13th to 16th Festival on the Lake in Sampsonville
July 14-16 Rocky Bay Irish Festival in Rocky Bay.
July 15th Célébrations de la fête nationale de l’Acadie will take place at La Picasse, in Petit de Grat.
July 21-23 Traditional Pow Wow Chapel Island
July 22 Codstock LeNoir Landing, Arichat
July 27-30 L’Ardoise Acadian Days Festival L’Ardoise
July 27-31 St. Anne’s Mission in Chapel Island
July 31– August 6 Nicolas Deny Days in St. Peter’s
August 02 Annual Auction in aid of MacAskill House Museum
August 4-6, Tall Ships Regatta St. Peter’s
August 4-6 Lennox Passage Harbourfest D’Escouse
August 05 Fourchu Funday
August 6 Swim The Canal St. Peter’s
August 9-13 Festival Acadian de Petit de Grat
August 11 Shark Derby in Petit de Grat
August 12 Grand River Daze in Grand River
August 18 Johnstown Milling Frolic
August 18-20 Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music Festival
Isla Madame.
The Point Michaud Surf Classis has always brought a lot of interest to our surfing community and usually takes place the second to last weekend in August.
August 26 –Sept 3 River Bourgeois Festival
September 8-10 Cape Breton Paddlefest in Arichat.
September 15-17 St. Peter’s Pirate Days in St. Peter’s.
October 6-14 Celtic Colours Traditional Music Festival St. Peter’s
November 25-26 Festival of Trees